General Description

  • Aphanizomenon are small filaments with cells arranged parallel or rafted to each other
  • The length of cells are equal or greater than the width
  • Heterocysts and akinetes may or may not be present depending on the species
  • Individual filaments of Aphanizomenon are much smaller than Anabaena, but rafted together create a larger cyanobacteria colony
aphanizomenon2smscale aphan aphan7
aphan1smscale aphanizomenonflos-aquae01smscale aphan8